Peter Samuel Kussin, MD

Professor of Medicine
Affiliate, Duke Global Health Institute
Campus mail 330 Trent Drive, Room 100A Hanes House, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 660-2372
Email address kussi001@mc.duke.edu

The majority of my effort is devoted to clinical care of patients with advanced lung disease and teaching.

I spend four months a year in Eldoret Kenya working at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital as part of The Duke Hubert Yeargan Institute for Global Health and AMPATH- a consortium of North American Medical Schools collaborating with Moi University School of Medicine and Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital. I work primarily in the intensive care unit and medicine wards. I am involved in broad range of research efforts in critical care and pulmonary medicine  in resource limited countries.

Education and Training

  • Pulmonary Fellow, Medicine, Duke University, 1988 - 1989
  • Medical Resident, Medicine, Duke University, 1985 - 1988
  • M.D., Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 1985

Publications

Ngeno, G Titus K., Felix Barasa, Jemimah Kamano, Edith Kwobah, Charity Wambui, Cynthia Binanay, Joseph R. Egger, Peter S. Kussin, Nathan M. Thielman, and Gerald S. Bloomfield. “Feasibility of Cardiac Rehabilitation Models in Kenya.” Ann Glob Health 88, no. 1 (2022): 7. https://doi.org/10.5334/aogh.3392.

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35087707
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Muro, Florida J., Furaha S. Lyamuya, Charles Kwobah, John Bollinger, Champica K. Bodinayake, Ajith Nagahawatte, Bhagya Piyasiri, et al. “Opportunities for Improving Antimicrobial Stewardship: Findings From a Prospective, Multi-Center Study in Three Low- or Middle-Income Countries.” Front Public Health 10 (2022): 848802. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2022.848802.

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35548085
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Li, Helen W., Seno I. Saruni, Kyle Carpenter, Eunice Chepkemoi, Nancy Adhiambo Ochieng, Lorna N. Obanda, Lindsay Haskett, et al. “Use of a Novel Trigger Tool to Identify Palliative Care Needs in Surgical Patients at a National Referral Hospital in Kenya: A Pilot Study.” J Palliat Med 24, no. 10 (September 2021): 1455–60. https://doi.org/10.1089/jpm.2020.0669.

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33625266
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Navuluri, Neelima, Maria L. Srour, Peter S. Kussin, David M. Murdoch, Neil R. MacIntyre, Loretta G. Que, Nathan M. Thielman, and Eric D. McCollum. “Oxygen delivery systems for adults in Sub-Saharan Africa: A scoping review.” J Glob Health 11 (May 8, 2021): 04018. https://doi.org/10.7189/jogh.11.04018.

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34026051
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Rolfe, Robert, Charles Kwobah, Florida Muro, Anushka Ruwanpathirana, Furaha Lyamuya, Champica Bodinayake, Ajith Nagahawatte, et al. “Barriers to implementing antimicrobial stewardship programs in three low- and middle-income country tertiary care settings: findings from a multi-site qualitative study.” Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 10, no. 1 (March 25, 2021): 60. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13756-021-00929-4.

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33766135
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Li, Helen Wu, Connie H. Keung, Ivan Seno Saruni, Kyle Carpenter, and Peter S. Kussin. “Pain and Symptoms in Surgical Patients in Resource-Limited Settings: Can We Identify High Symptom Burden?” In Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 231:S127–S127, 2020.

Scholars@Duke

Lukoko, Lillian N., Peter S. Kussin, Rodney D. Adam, James Orwa, and Wangari Waweru-Siika. “Investigating SOFA, delta-SOFA and MPM-III for mortality prediction among critically ill patients at a private tertiary hospital ICU in Kenya: A retrospective cohort study.” Plos One 15, no. 7 (2020): e0235809. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0235809.

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32673363
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Navuluri, N., L. G. Que, D. M. Murdoch, N. Thielman, N. R. MacIntyre, J. A. Krishnan, D. K. Lagat, and P. S. Kussin. “Evaluation of Hypoxemia Among Patients Admitted to a Tertiary Referral Hospital in Western Kenya.” In American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Vol. 201, 2020.

Scholars@Duke

Ngeno, Gedion T., Felix Barasa, Peter S. Kussin, Joseph Egger, Jemima Kamano, Charity Wambui, Edith Kwobah, Nathan Thielman, and Gerald S. Bloomfield. “Abstract P120: Feasibility of Cardiac Rehabilitation in Resource Limited Settings.” In Circulation, Vol. 139. Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health), 2019. https://doi.org/10.1161/circ.139.suppl_1.p120.

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